Looking Up - for Suzi

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Leo Roundtree on November 10, 2009


This is a shot looking straight up in Antelope Canyon. I wanted you to see that it is open at the top. You can also see how tricky the lighting is.

Best wishes, Leo

Marketa.L on November 10, 2009

Well I am here before Suzi :o))

Its very interesting capture. Nice photo.

Greetings Marketa

Amelia Royan on November 10, 2009

And so am I :)))

A beautiful abstract photo dear Leo, and it is very worthy of the gold star which I am just about to paint. Wonderful detail!

Greetings, Amelia

Suzi in Oregon on November 10, 2009

Oh, Leo, this image is so beautiful Y* - thank you - my heart is full to overflowing! And it makes me want to go there and thank the Earth and Elements for creating this beauty. I am deeply moved. Thank you for sharing this fine image with me :O)

Leo Roundtree on November 10, 2009

Suzi - you snooze, you lose :) Marketa and Amelia beat you to it!

Seriously, thank all of you for your kind comments and YS. I hope that someday you all will have the opportunity to see Antelope in person. It is truly a magical place that words can't describe and pictures can't do justice.

Warmest regards, Leo

Suzi in Oregon on November 11, 2009

I knew I shouldn't have gone to bed at a decent hour for a change, Leo - should have investigated the stars on my ceiling and written/answered 10 more comments! We had a lightning display over the ocean starting at twilight tonight - the natural stars were bright overhead :O)

Leo Roundtree on November 11, 2009


It's my fault for uploading it at such a crazy hour for someone also on Pacific Standard Time. You didn't stand a chance :) Meryl and I were on our respective computers until after 1:30 am.

I love lightning. Would really like to see it over the ocean. We don't get much in Spokane so, when we do, I grab my camera. Wish I was into photography as much when I was in North Dakota. The lightning there was unbelievable.

I have a couple tagged "lightning" if you are interested.

Goodnight, Leo

Suzi in Oregon on November 11, 2009

No worries, Leo, my friend :O) Being first at bat isn't nearly as important as batting cleanup :O)

Lightning is a treat here too - fairly rare. Tonight it was far enough away that we didn't hear the thunder at all. My brother was telling me tonight about the thunderstorms in Montana - awesome, bright,loud and sustained! Your lightning images are great - congrats - I look forward to capturing it in an image. Would you use the same settings as for a moon shot? Does Meryl make images? I do hope the two of you come over this way - we could show you the Coos River and Silver Falls, as well as the Bay and the Pacific. Wishing you happy dreams :O)

Leo Roundtree on November 11, 2009

Suzi - and clean up you did :) You knocked it outta the park!

I am by no means an expert on photographing lightning but, this is how I do it. I set the shutter speed at 1 second, the ISO at 200 or so and the camera on continuous or burst mode. Then I aim the camera at an area of sky where I think a bolt may appear, hold the shutter release for about 30 seconds and hope a bolt strikes in that time. "Rinse and repeat" :)

Happy hunting, Leo

Leo Roundtree on November 11, 2009

Thank you, Billy - I too have seen LOTS of shots from Antelope here and on GE. So many that it is practically impossible to get one that has not already been done. That is why I haven't posted more of mine or mapped the ones I did post. But, I did want to share one or two of my favorites.

My only regret is not taking the two-hour tour. We were there for less than one hour so, I only got about 75 photos :)

Cheers, Leo

Suzi in Oregon on November 12, 2009

Love those Grand Slams, Leo! Thanks for the settings/procedures info. I'll put it to good use, given the opportunity. Since going digital, I've used Auto almost exclusively, until the moon shots. I Googled and got some settings for that, and figured how to set them. I know it's easy enough, just have to get used to using menus rather than setting rings and dials, like on the good old Nikormat. Then of course, the close-up eyesight ain't what it used to be :O)

Eva Kaprinay on November 12, 2009

Interestings shot...

Leo Roundtree on November 12, 2009

Suzi - hope it works for you. I use Auto most of the time too but, for some things you just have to get out of your comfort zone. Thank goodness for the "delete" button!

I should have turned to Google like you did for the moon photos. You have no idea how many shots I deleted before I broke that code.

Eva - thank you for your visit and kind words. Antelope Canyon is a special place of beauty and tranquility.

Greetings, Leo

Suzi in Oregon on November 12, 2009

Hi, Leo, here is a link re: photographing lightning that looks to be a good one. I haven't read it all yet. We can compare notes later, though I won't have had a storm to practice on. What we were watching the other night was the sheet lightning through the cumulus - quite colorful :O)

Leo Roundtree on November 12, 2009

Thanks, Suzi.

I read some of it and his technique is somewhat different from mine. He uses the bulb setting with a 30 second or more exposure. That is good with a film camera as it saves film (to get the three shots you saw in my gallery, I shot over 300 photos). Not an issue with digital, obviously.

On my first few attempts, I used a 30-second exposure but, found I got a lot of "noise" in the photo. With the one-second exposure in burst mode you get less noise and may even get more than one usable shot of the same bolt.

I did not even use a tripod. I just braced my hand on the door jamb, pressed the button and waited.

I won't get a chance to tweak my technique for many months so, I'll concentrate on winter shots for a while.

Thanks and Happy Shooting :) Leo

joyfotos on November 18, 2009

I think a Y* for this one. Love the light you caught on the rock against the black!

Leo Roundtree on November 19, 2009

Thank you very much, JF, for your kind comments and especially for the Y*. In all modesty, I really like this one, too.

Best wishes, Leo

Leo Roundtree on January 5, 2010

Thank you, Peter, for your kind visit. Wishing you all the best in 2010.

Greetings, Leo

Sandro & Cristina on March 14, 2010

Beautiful picture Leo

Sandro & Cristina

Leo Roundtree on March 14, 2010

Thank you, Sandro& Cristina. Antelope Canyon truly is a magical place.

Warmest regards, Leo

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  • Uploaded on November 10, 2009
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    by Leo Roundtree
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
    • Taken on 2009/10/15 10:31:21
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 51.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash